Can't ping names in the WINS server

Anders C. Thorsen anders at
Tue Nov 21 12:48:36 GMT 2000

I believe that one of the goals of the winbind module is to achieve
this. (Don't quote me on that)

I'd reccomend looking into the winbind module if you _really_ need this.

I know it's in HEAD (the unstable of the unstable) branch, and it's
recommended that anyone who uses this branch in a production to have
his computer-license removed. :)

It might be present in 2.2. I it is, I'd reccomend to wait using 2.2 till
it becomes stable.


On Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 10:34:46AM +1100, David Bannon wrote:
> At 08:17 PM 21/11/2000 +0100, Pablo wrote:
> Not sure what you are asking (and your html formatted post does not return
> well). But :
> DHCP and ping refer to the tcp/ip .
> WINS and Samba refer to the smb protocol.
> Are you getting these confused ? You cannot ping a name that appears in the
> wins list unless you have used the same names. We do, for example,
> has a machine name of bcdb1 but it does not _have
> to_ be that way. If you are allocating machine ip address via dhcp then it
> pretty hard to ensure that they have the same machine name....
> >   Hello all.   I have a NT PDC running WINS server and DHCP  server. I
> >have installed Samba 2.0 in a Linux box. I have configured this  computer
> >like a DHCP client and it is working nice. When I use Samba I can view 
> >this machine in the network, becouse this machine registers itself in the
> >WINS  server. This is all good, but the problem is that a can't acces like
> >a client to  the WINS server. When I try to ping to a computer that is
> >registered in the WINS  server the Linux box don't seem to connect to this
> >server.   I have configured the nmbd daemon with the WINS  options like
> >this:   dns proxy = No Wins proxy = Yes wins server = 'WINS server of my 
> >network' wins support = No wins hook =   I have set also this option:  
> >name resolve order = wins host lmhosts  bcast   Tahnks in advance. 
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